WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
em•bry•ot•o•my  (em′brē otə mē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -mies. [Surg.]
  1. Surgerydismemberment of a fetus, when natural delivery is impossible, in order to effect its removal.
  • French embryotomie. See embryo-, -tomy
  • 1715–25

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